DOC/FEST PRESENTS at Bertha DocHouse

COMING SOON: DOC/FEST PRESENTS at Bertha DocHouse/Curzon Bloomsbury — 04 to 06 AUG 2017.

One of our TOP 10 LONDON CINEMAS is buddying up with folks at Sheffield Doc/Fest to bring you a weekend of cutting edge documentary film and director Q&As. Fresh from this year’s annual international documentary festival, DOC/FEST PRESENTS features 6 new films over 3 story-filled days*.

If you haven’t been before, DocHouse resides in Curzon Bloomsbury − one of our favourite subterranean cinemas − and is home to excellent docs throughout the year. We have a particular fondness for their ‘£5 before 5’ ticketing (MON−THURS) and DocHouse Firsts, a programme dedicated to blazing docs without a UK distribution deal. If you like factual cinema, there is no better place in London to shelter from the storm.

A RIVER BELOW screens at Bertha DocHouse (5 AUG 15:30).

Similarly, if your knowledge of ‘the north’ stretches no further than ArtHouse Crouch End, Sheffield Doc/Fest is, in their own words, “one of the world’s leading, and the UK’s premier documentary festival, celebrating the art and business of documentary”. They do great things to promote documentary films and filmmakers, hosting a market place and talent development activities alongside their signature screenings. Dates have already been announced for next year (7 to 12 JUNE 2018) and passes are available online now – how’s that for organised?

TROPHY screens at Bertha DocHouse (6 AUG 15:30).

Getting back to London, opening night extravaganza is BRIMSTONE & GLORY (4 AUG 18:30) set in Tultepec “a town in Mexico made famous for just one thing: fireworks”. This must see on the big screen doc is followed by A RIVER BELOW (5 AUG 15:30) − dedicated to the not as camp as it sounds pink river dolphin − GHOST HUNTING + Dir. Q&A (5 AUG 18:00), MOTHERLAND + Dir. Q&A (5 AUG 20:30), TROPHY (6 AUG 15:30) and closing night festivities, STEP (6 AUG 18:00):

“Under the guidance of their mothers and mentors, the ‘Lethal Ladies’ step team fight against the odds and use their dancing as a way to express themselves, unite their peers and keep chasing their dreams.” Bertha DocHouse.

STEP screens at Bertha DocHouse (6 AUG 18:00).

If all this whets your appetite, there’s still time to book a season ticket for the whole weekend at £45.

Let us know what you’re booking for and any reviews of what you’ve seen in the comments below.


*Accurate at the time of posting. Apologies for any errors!

Featured image: BRIMSTONE & GLORY (2017).